H.R.7199 - Community Policing Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
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Introduced in House (06/15/2020)
[Congressional Bills 116th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [H.R. 7199 Introduced in House (IH)] <DOC> 116th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 7199 To provide grants to law enforcement agencies for de-escalation training and community outreach, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 15, 2020 Mr. Budd (for himself, Mr. Bilirakis, and Mr. Curtis) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To provide grants to law enforcement agencies for de-escalation training and community outreach, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Community Policing Act''. SEC. 2. DE-ESCALATION TRAINING AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH GRANT PROGRAM. (a) In General.--The Attorney General shall make grants to law enforcement agencies for the purposes of providing de-escalation training and community outreach as described in subsection (c). (b) Application.--To receive a grant under this section, a law enforcement agency shall submit to the Attorney General an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Attorney General may require. (c) Use of Funds.--Grants awarded under this section may be used-- (1) to provide de-escalation training; and (2) to facilitate community outreach initiatives between the law enforcement agency and the community that the agency serves. (d) Priority.--In making grants under this section, priority shall be given to law enforcement agencies with high crime rates. (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act, $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2025, of which-- (1) $7,500,000 shall be for de-escalation training; and (2) $2,500,000 shall be for community outreach. <all>